ALGER LIANG  梁家傑



Alger Liang 梁家傑 (he/him) is an emerging interdisciplinary artist, writer,  based on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam nations, known as “Vancouver”. Alger situates the body as the centre of research and primarly uses a lens-based practice to speak on identity, grief, memory, and space. He is currently exploring movement-based photography and video.



BIOGRAPHY


Alger Liang 梁家傑 (he/him) was born in Vancouver on Febuary 17, 1998 to Yu Ting Ji and Zhen Xiong Liang from Guangdong 廣東 Province in China. Growing up with track and field and cameras, Alger’s art practice is informed by the duality of the body and the lens - being both in his body (as subject), and outside his body (as object). His experiences with mental health, cultural identity, and sexuality inform his performance and lens-based art practice that reflect the dialectics of the physical and psychological scores of the situated body.


CURRENTLY -


Alger just graduated September 2021 with a Bacholers of Arts, majoring in visual arts, and minoring in Asian Canadian and Asian migration studies at the the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

He recently participated in F.O.R.M (The Festival of Recorded Movement) as a commissionsed artist to create motherland, an experimental movement-based film, and his first commissioned film work which premiered Sept 18, 2021. This experience would catalyze his interest in film and moving image works. 

Alger is currently:

- working on lens-based works
- writing a memoir
- applying to artist grants and seeking for oppurtunities and residencies
- racewalking
- eating
- crying
- sleeping 

Please contact him if you would like to work with him or know of any organizations :)




CURRICULUM VITAE



EDUCATION

2016 - 2021      Bachelor of Arts -
                         Major in Visual Art, Minor in Asian Canadian & Asian Migration studies
                         University of British Columbia • Vancouver BC



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
2021     Student Intern - Production Assistant, Chinatown Suzhou Alley Women’s Mural
             UBC Department of Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies

2020     Student Intern - Multimodal Video Production Assistant
             UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory



SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

2022     SFU ArtsLIVE, Public Screening • Simon Fraser University, Surrey BC
2022     The Lind Prize Filmmaking Showcase, Group Show • The Polygon Gallery , North Vancouver BC
2022     Sticky, Outdoor Group Show (Lasulu Art Library) • Vancouver BC
2021     Floating Thoughts, Group Show (Unity Arts Collective) • Vancouver BC
2021     motherland, Premiere Film Screening • FORM (The Festival of Recorded Movement), Vancouver BC
2021     The Fold, Graduating Student Exhibition • AHVA Gallery (UBC), Vancouver BC
2022     Still Breathing, Group Exhibition • The Hatch Gallery (UBC), Vancouver BC
2020     Errance, Student Group Exhibition • AHVA Gallery (UBC), Vancouver BC
2019     Entrap, Student Group Exhibition • The Hatch Gallery (UBC), Vancouver BC
2019     ¡LIVE! Biennale, Live Performance (Guest for Rochdy Laribi & Christine Bouvier) • The Patricia Hotel, Vancouver BC
2017     PhotoFund Fundraiser Show • McGill University (Gallery Gora), Montreal QC



PUBLICATIONS

2020     Return of the Rabbit God • UBC Journal of Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies
2019     Portrait of Shanghai • UBC Undergraduate English Journal
2019     Featured Artist Profile • UBC Undergraduate Journal of Art History & Visual Culture



AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2021     Artistic Committee Award • FORM (The Festival of Recorded Movement)
2021     Philip B. Lind Prize Nomination • Polygon Gallery
2021     Thunderbird Leadership Award • UBC Department of Athletics
2020     Academic All-Canadian Student-Athlete • UBC Department of Athletics
2020     BMO 1st ART! Competition Nominated Artist • UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory
2015     Track & Field Scholarship • UBC Department of Athletics
2015     Athletics & Leadership Scholarship • The Vancouver School Board
2015     Student Council Scholarship • Killarney Secondary School